UNDERSTANDING INTERNET SPEEDS
Internet speed is more than a number
Understanding Internet speed
There are two types of Internet speeds: download speed is how fast data transfers from the Internet to your device, while upload speed is how fast data transfers from your device to the Internet. They’re measured in megabits per second (Mbps). That means 150 Mbps Internet can download an HD movie in about 2 minutes.
Comparing Internet speeds by mbps
Check out the comparison below to find the best Internet speed for your favorite online activities.
Use all your devices at the same time while streaming multiple 4K videos.
Internet Ultimate 500
Connect multiple devices at once and play games online.
Internet Preferred 150
Stream music, bank online, view photos on social media and go shopping online.
Internet Essential 50
Surf the web and check email.
Internet Starter 25
A good option for light Internet browsing on up to three devices.
How much Internet speed do I need?
The speed your household needs depends on a few things: the number of Internet users in your home, the number of devices you have and how you’re using your speeds.
Number of users
It’s simple: more Internet users in your home means you’ll need more bandwidth. If you’ve got a big family, look into getting a faster plan.
Do you have gamers, binge-watching TV buffs or social media stars in your family? These activities require downloading a lot of data, so you may need a faster plan.
Number of devices
If you have computers, smartphones and tablets galore, you may need faster Internet speed to use them all. Keep in mind: devices like gaming consoles need more bandwidth than TVs.
Using too many devices at once can slow your wifi traffic. Look into higher speeds if you need more bandwidth.
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Prices, and/or when applicable, term agreements, may differ from those presented here as a result of customer’s existing account features, such as pricing, bundles, term agreements, or service address. Pricing, packages, and policies are subject to change. Other restrictions may apply.
All Cox Internet plans include 1.25 TB (1280 GB) per month of data usage. Unlimited and 500 GB Additional Data Plans can be added for an additional monthly charge. For data usage in excess of plan, 50 GB blocks of data will be automatically added for $10 each (max overage charge of $100 per month). Unused data does not roll over. See Speeds and Data Plans Information for more details on internet service and data plans. See cox.com/datausage for more details on data usage.
Prices, and/or when applicable, term agreements, may differ from those presented here as a result of customer’s existing account features, such as pricing, packages, term agreements, or service address. Pricing, packages, and policies are subject to change. Other restrictions may apply.